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British Biology Olympiad
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A record 6,189 students from 582 schools took part in this year’s British Biology Olympiad (BBO) including eight of Pembrokeshire College’s A-level Biology students.
Dr Andrew Treharne MBE CBiol FSB, Chair, UK Biology Competitions commented: “This is another record-breaking year for participation and the standard of entries was as high as ever. Many congratulations to all those students who have been awarded medals and certificates. Best of luck to those who now go forward to compete for a place in the UK team which will go to the International Biology Olympiad in Denmark.”
The first round consisted of two one hour multiple choice papers taken online in schools and colleges in January. The 34% of students who achieved Gold, Silver or Bronze awards, will be invited to attend a Society awards ceremony later this year. From Pembrokeshire College medals were awarded Trystan Rummery, Georgia Geary, Blue Bishop and Chloe Antonen.
The top gold medallists will soon be invited to take part in round two of the BBO; a ninety minute written paper at their schools in March.
In addition to encouraging and rewarding students the BBO provides a means of selecting a four-person team to represent the UK at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) which will take place in Aarhus, Denmark from 12th – 19th July 2015.
The IBO seeks to challenge both the theoretical knowledge and practical skill of some of the top pre-university biology students in the world, with over 60 countries taking part.